Public debt database is important
It’s refreshing to see the state’s comptroller push ahead on a plan to boost public understanding of local government finances despite the Legislature’s failure to do so.
When legislation failed in both the House and Senate during the regular session, it would have been easier for all of us to do nothing in response. Setting up and participating in a publicly available database of local government debt and financial obligations is far from the simple path. But it’s the right path, and the comptroller knows it.